#businessachievers Companies to Watch 12/03/2018


It has been quiet for a few weeks. We can blame the weather (can we?). Here is what we picked up over the last few weeks:


Three Lakes Partners, a venture philanthropy committed to ending Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), named Irish based patientMpower, a provider of digital health solutions, among one of three overall winners of the $1,000,000 IPF Catalyst. More here.


Europe's largest co-working and digital innovation network - Talent Garden - has selected DCU ahead of London for its new campus. Talent Garden (Tag) Dublin will provide capacity for 350 work spaces, the Talent Garden Innovation School, multiple corporate innovation labs, a large event space, and an Italian-themed café/restaurant. More here.


Irish start-up GirlCrew has raised almost $1 million (€810,000) in a seed funding round as the company plans expansion across the United States. The women-only social network, which was founded by Elva Carri, former Irish Times journalist Pamela Newenham and Áine Mulloy in 2014, is planning to use the funding to expand in the US, city by city. More here.

Cell Free Technology

This is my favourite story. A cork company selling $100 biocomputers powered by jellyfish DNA The firm uses real DNA to program its biocomputers, which are then controlled digitally. Using a green fluorescent protein made from jellyfish DNA, the startup makes a biological pixel for the biocomputer’s display that can be activated by an LED matrix.

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